Project Hermès is a site-specific installation in a vacant house in La Jolla, California based on transcribed conversations between Eloisa Haudenschild in La Jolla and Mark Bradford in Los Angeles that took place from January to July 2013.
Haudenschild's stories were of an eccentric, former neighbour who harbored deep antagonism and paranoia towards her and her family. From Bradford was the initial impulse to research domestic settings of homemade webcam pornography, later abstracted into a web of black lines that aggressively cut across the interior of the neighbour’s dilapidated house.
Hermès, Marcos Lopez, the messenger, travelled for six months between La Jolla and Los Angeles relaying Haudenschild’s stories of hostile encounters with her neighbour to Bradford.
Project Hermès will open in August 2013 for only twenty-four hours, after which the house and the installation will be completely demolished.
'Mark Bradford: Project Hermès'
La Jolla, California
Mark Bradford Project Hermès 2013
© Mark Bradford Photo: Marcos Lopez Sean Shim-Boyle Monica Jovanovich-Kelley
Courtesy Mark Bradford and Project Hermès